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Justice Did Not Prevail
– Employment Law
– Civil Process
– Preserving The Family
James started working at age five in 1962 in Wharton, a small town in Texas sixty miles south of Houston; driving a John Deere tractor on his father’s farm. He grew up in a household where his father was a pastor and his mother was a minister. James Stevens became one of the first African American student body presidents in senior high school.
He was fired in 2004 even though employed for 26 years after he complained of being sexually harassed by his female boss. He was awarded $18.4 million after he sued to get his job back. His fight for justice was not easy as he met with thirty-five attorneys before one took him seriously and took his case.
During the process, he loses a wife of twenty years, ten year old son, and a two year old daughter. March of 2005 his wife left in the middle of the night with his son and daughter, ironically the day before his trial began.